Publications & Resources

Publications & Resources

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Publication | 26, 05, 2017

Destitution, Asylum and Insecure Immigration Status in Scotland - our written evidence to the Scottish Parliament

'SWA welcomes the opportunity to provide a written submission to the EHRiC’s inquiry into the destitution of people who are seeking asylum or have insecure immigration status. We focus this response specifically on women at risk of domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women, who experience destitution as a consequence of their immigration status.

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Publication | 12, 12, 2016

Census Day 2016

Cheryl Sutherland, Researcher at Scottish Women’s Aid said:

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Publication | 08, 09, 2016

Capping social housing rents: the impact on refuges in Scotland

Scottish Women's Aid research into housing benefit cuts (2016) and the impact on refuges in Scotland

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Publication | 07, 04, 2016

Scottish Women's Aid consultation response to the creation of a specific offence of domestic abuse

Scottish Women's Aid has submitted its response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the creation of a specific offence of domestic abuse.

Scottish Women's Aid held four discussion events across Scotland to engage with both women supported by our local Women’s Aid groups  and Women’s Aid workers, to take their views on the wording of the offence and other matters relevant to its practical application.

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Publication | 07, 03, 2016

Launch of Recounting Women website

Recounting Women is a participatory photovoice project that supports women to reflect on, share and highlight issues related to their personal experiences of domestic abuse. A key theme of the project is to gather evidence of the impact that welfare reform and other austerity measures are having on women's ability to rebuild their lives. The website provides a unique platform for women who have experienced domestic abuse and whose voice is rarely heard in public policy making, to anonymously and creatively share information about the issues that affect them.

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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline on 0800 027 1234

Current Activities

Non-consensual sharing of intimate media (NCSIM) is a form of abuse

Read the results of our survey on NCSIM (otherwise known as "revenge porn")



Facts & Figures

On one day in 2012, 349 women and 323 children were living in refuge (SWA 2012)

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